Thursday, December 29, 2011

Late Christmas Gift

My sweet husband came home today! So glad to have him home for New Year's! We did our gift opening tonight and I was ecstatic when I opened mine!

I've been wanting one of these for quite some time!

I can't wait to start using this! It's going to be so much FUN! Just had to share this with ya'll! Have a wonderful evening!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More scrapbook pages

Am so glad to be back home. Had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and am looking forward to a great New Year's!

Got lots of storage items for my craft room and can't wait to finish organizing it!

So my aunt and uncle absolutely LOVED their album I made for them! My aunt even started to cry, which truly meant a lot. Here's a few more of the album pages I made but forgot to share with ya'll.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all of ya'll a very merry Christmas! In Austin for the holidays...will be back next week sometime.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Scrapbook Pages

My bestie graduated with her Master's degree on Saturday! Such a GREAT accomplishment!

I've been working on a scrapbook that I'm giving as a gift for my aunt and uncle. They will be adopting a baby and will have to show an album to the birth mother/agency. I'm nearly halfway done! Here's the pages I've completed (They will be inserting the pics themselves):

Have a fabulous Monday!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Favors

Can you believe there are only 10 more days til Christmas?... Where does the time go and why do the holidays have to go by so quickly?

I'm having lunch with the girls tomorrow and I made them all these cute little favors.

The inside is filled with a couple Ghirardelli Squares, Mini Candy Canes & cute little gifts!
Treat Box - Stampin Up "Box #2" Die
Cardstock & Patterned Paper - Stampin Up
Sentiments - Michael's
Decorative Label Punch - Stampin Up!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Organized my scraps!

Have been working on organizing my craft room and when it's done I'll be sure to post some pics! I did figure out a neat way to store my scraps and it makes life so much easier for me!

Snapware! (On sale at JoAnn's right now!)

Also tonight was our monthly card swap and gift exchange! Wonderful time as always! Here are all the goodies I left with:

Have a great evening all!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Gift Tags

Have another swap just around the corner...time it just whizzing by! Christmas will be here before we know it!

This time we had to make 3x3 gift tags. I had fun with these and they are super easy to make! Just like a miniature card!

Card Base - 3" x 6"
Patterned Paper (My Paper Studio) - 3" x 1"
Cream Cardstock (Stampin Up) w/Border - 3" x 2"
Inside Mat - 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Ribbon & Twine - Michael's
Scalloped Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Stampin Up "Petite Pairs" Set
Inside To & From - Pink By Design "Tags & Treats" Set

Be back soon! Have a wonderful evening all!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas is on it's way!

Evening all...

My card class was wonderful, as always and I learned some new tricks! Patsy always delivers in her classes and she is so talented!

Reindeer Treat Box (Holds 4 Hershey's Nuggets)

Card Box (Holds 4 Christmas tags and/or a gift card)

The tag we made to go into the Card Box

Snowflake Card

Be back soon! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Paper Ornament

Just a Christmas shopping away over here! Almost done, yay! Here's a make & take we did at my last card swap and it's oh so cute!

It's a paper ornament! And the best part is that if you want to ship it, it lays flat!

How to make this ornament:
1) Cut six 4"x4" squares of your favorite patterned paper
2) For each square, fold/score in half each way and then once at a diagonal

3) Fold diagonal line in

4) Using adhesive, adhere all 6 together.
5) After all 6 are adhered, take one of the end caps and add a strip of adhesive to it, then place down a 1/8" ribbon.

6) Now tread the ribbon through the button and repeat step 5 for the other end cap.

7) If you don't want the ribbon to show just take a 2"x2" square and adhere it right on top of each end cap.
8) Congrats, you completed the ornament! Now you can just place in on your tree or onto a gift!

Have a card class tomorrow and can't wait to show off what we made!